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“Zionism is Racism”

The United Nations General Assembly declared that “Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination” on this date in 1975 by a vote of 72 to 35, with 32 abstentions. The resolution was passed one year after PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat addressed the General Assembly for the first time, with a holster on his […]

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Channel Esther: Bobst, a Serial Novel, Part IX

by Esther Cohen To read parts I-VIII, please search at right under “Bobst” NEW YORK was difficult for Rivka. Nothing looked or felt familiar. Especially smells. When she walked on the street to the subway, when she was on the subway itself, she didn’t know the words to say. Confused was probably closest. She was always confused. […]

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Is the Israeli Occupation Moving Towards Apartheid?

by Allan C. Brownfeld Discussed in this essay: Apartheid In Palestine, edited by Ghada Ageel. University of Alberta Press, 263 pages, 2016. ISRAEL’S OCCUPATION of the West Bank and East Jerusalem has come under increased scrutiny since December, when the UN Security Council adopted a resolution that condemned Israeli settlement building. The Obama administration chose to […]

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A Homecoming, with Apartheid in Tow

by Allan Lichtenstein OFTEN WITH FRIENDS, when they learn that I grew up in South Africa, lived sixteen years in Israel, then moved to the United States thirty years ago, I joke that with each move, political conditions took a far-reaching change for the worse. Little did I know, until early Wednesday morning November 9, […]

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Channel Esther: South Africa Chronicle #12

by Esther Cohen INDEPENDENCE DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA Six hundred people home of US Ambassador Patrick Gaspard we both worked for the hospital workers union he’s a true visionary real sense of humor I was down the hall Patrick went to work for Obama he greeted all 600 0f us as his friends real party […]

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Channel Esther: South Africa Chronicle #11

by Esther Cohen SOWETO We spent the day with Percy Ndaba with his family in Soweto. We visited sites: Mandala’s house Desmond Tutu’s Hector Pieterson rebellion park. Percy’s Aunt Doris raised him and four other kids small three room house she was a school teacher Moses her husband a bike messenger sixteen people came to […]

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Channel Esther: South Africa Chronicle #10

by Esther Cohen MISJUDGING First night in our game lodge we sat in a forced semi-circle around a fire with guide Carl awkward man, maybe happiest in his jeep, Family of five small town Americans talked too loudly too cheerfully about why Walmart is good for the Akron economy. I did not say anything, though […]

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